As an indicator of future park and pipe talent in the world of snowboarding, few events are as telling as the USASA National Championships.

The United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association has long served as a pipeline into the upper echelons of the sport, and the association’s season ending event wrapped up on Thursday.

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail program director Chris Laske said in looking at the club’s results, the prospect of Vail continuing to graduate snowboarders into the professional realms of the sport continues to look strong. …

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